Past Meetings:

2015 Fall Symposium: Uncovering Stories and Telling the Tales: Changing lives and communities through innovative storytelling with primary sources

Flyer---KCAA-Fall-Symposium-2015_th.png The 2015 symposium was held at Spencer Library at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. Featuring four excellent presenters, it was a great afternoon for all. Presenters included:

  • Ann Birney - Playwright
  • Darla Mallein - Uniting primary sources and K-12
  • Ross MacTaggart - Restoring Historic Structures
  • Joyce Thierer - Historical Performer

KCAA Fall 2013 Symposium: Archives in the Age of Instant Access

The Fall Symposium was a big success. It was held on November 6th at the Glore Psychiatric Museum. Speakers Matt Gilligan (Johnson County Museum), Tammy Williams (Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum), Earl Givens, Jr. (Emporia State University), and Ashley Todd-Diaz (Emporia State University) talked with us about their work in this field.


KCAA Spring Business Meeting and Luncheon

Preservation of Digital Objects

Spring 2013 program agenda

Spring 2013 business meeting minutes

KCAA was very pleased to welcome Elizabath Dubuisson (Combined Arms Research Library) as our speaker for this year's spring luncheon in Leavenworth, KS. Those who attended were treated to an informative presentation on a complex and relevant topic.

Preservation of digital objects is a challenge almost all archives are facing. The subject is so overwhelming that a lot of organizations don’t even know where to start or what steps to take. In August Dubuisson attended a train the trainer workshop organized by the Library of Congress’ Digital Preservation Outreach and Education team. The instructors presented the Base-line Digital Preservation Curriculum which consists of six topics: identify, select, store, protect, manage, and provide. At the KCAA spring luncheon Dubuisson provided a very brief overview of the six topics and information that will assist in creating or maintaining a digital preservation game plan.


KCAA Fall 2012 Symposium: Taming the Object Nightmare: Introduction to Object Care

Where: Kansas City Toy & Miniature Museum (5235 Oak Street Kansas City, MO 64112)

When: Thursday, October 11, 2012

This year’s fall symposium was a great success! The topic was “Taming the Object Nightmare: Introduction to Object Care.” Whether we like it or not, we all have objects in our collections. The question is, “what do we do with them?” This year’s symposium was intended to help you care for these objects to museum standards in the most efficient ways possible.

The speakers were Paul Goudy, discussing textiles; Whitney Baker, speaking about the best way to care for plastic objects; and Patricia Van Witt, who focuses on framed objects. A panel Q & A session followed the individual presentations.

KCAA Spring 2012 Meeting: Pioneering Psychiatry on the Plains

Kansas Historical Society, March 29, 2012

Spring 2012 program agenda

Spring 2012 business meeting minutes

The KCAA spring meeting on March 29 was held at the Kansas Historical Society in Topeka! Marcella Wiget presented the main program, “Pioneering Psychiatry on the Plains: The Menninger Archives.” She provided a brief overview on the history of the Menninger Foundation and what can be found in this significant 2300 cubic foot collection in the State Archives Division at KHS. The collection is currently undergoing detailed processing through a grant from the National Historic Public Records Commission. See the Spring 2012 Newsletter for more information about this collection.


A list of additional past meetings is available under the "Past Meetings" link at the right. Each year includes an online version of the minutes from each annual and quarterly meeting. At the top of each page, each document is also available for download as a PDF.

Past Educational Symposium

2011 - "Primary Sources in a Secondary World," at the Black Archives of Mid-America, Kansas City, Missouri.